Welcome to my wild world of textile art!

California textile artist Allie Chenille

Hi, I’m Allie, a textile artist from San Diego who loves all things colorful and fun. 


My art journey started in 2017, after I woke up in the middle of the night with an idea and decided it was (finally!) time to pursue my creative passions. At the time, I was busy caring for two children under the age of two 😱, but pushed myself to craft and create art late into the night.


Today, I create playful pieces that are inspired by my love of bright colors and wild textures. I use latchhook, punchneedle, and embroidery to create these works of art.  I use natural fibers and fabrics as much as possible because #plasticpollutes.


I’m inspired by all things vintage, and especially chenille bedspreads from the 1950s. I love the playfulness of children’s decor, and I am thrilled that my work has often ended up in nurseries and kids rooms.


In 2018, I co-founded Punch Needle Gang, a community of punchneedle artists sharing tips and inspiration. And in 2019, I created a line of game-changing embroidery hoops called Stitch Frame.


After 30+ years of telling myself I wasn’t an artist, I am so thankful that there are many kind people who have encouraged me and purchased my art for their homes. 


As a new artist, my style is evolving quickly and I continue to learn more each day. Practicing art has changed my life, and I love to share my story and encourage other women to follow their dreams!


Say hello! If you have any questions about my work or wanna chat, feel free to contact me. I’m also on Instagram wayyyy too much here: www.instagram.com/alliechenille.